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Dec 26, 2012 6:30am EST
weather moved through the city. many grabbed cameras to catch what appeared to be funnel clouds forming. >> we gotta hurry and get past this. >>reporter: alabama power officials say the winds knocked out electricity to more than 20,000 people across the state. damage was widespread. there were more than 30 reports of tornadoes from texas to alabama. the day got off to a rough start in oklahoma. more than 20 vehicles were involved in an early morning accident that shut down interstate 40 just outside oklahoma city. officials say at least 10 people were taken to hospitals. texas got a double dose of bad weather a.25-year-old man was killed near houston after a tree fell on his pickup. snow covered the ground in longview and turned dallas into a winter wonderland. and blizzard blizzard warnings stretched from arkansas to pennsylvania. i'm ed payne reporting. >>> news time right now 6:31. the people of newtown, connecticut observed christmas with heavy hearts. it's been less than two weeks since the shooting at sandy hook elementary school claimed the lives of 20 children and six ad
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 4:30am EST
. -- city. we will talk about the storm and break into snow totals but first traffic maps to see what's going on the roads. lauren cook is the gal to do it. >> reporter: i will be with you tomorrow as well. >> oh man we are all here. >> reporter: 95 nice and clear just 14 minutes to travel from the beltway into the city. and 695 in great shape. no problem from parkville to towson and looking live outside here the west side of the beltway also going to be free of delays. no problems from liberty road to route 40 and up in hunt valley 83 no concerns therefrom shawan to the beltway. now over to you. >>> 4 chn 32 the president and 34e78s of -- members of senate return to capitol hill continue to work on a deal. four days before the december 31st deadline. charley is monitoring the situation with more on what's happening today. are they any closer to a deal. >> simply put, no. senate democrats are accusing john boehner of running a dictatorship. a polling shows that many americans are placing the blame if the deal is not done. that poll is done by reuters and find among the sing elf groups b
ABC
Dec 6, 2012 5:30pm EST
, finding a very big chill in the air, only warming up into the mid-40s. ellicott city further south temperatures struggling to get to the upper 40s. a nice look sunset in ellicott city. temperatures now mid to upper 30s for the most part. most of the area, not quite that warm and 43 not exactly warm. a variable south breeze. just a little bit of a wind chill factor, feeling like the mid-30s. how about neighborhood by neighborhood tomorrow. first off into the city where we always know that the better weather is in the central part of the state sometimes. that's what we look forward to tomorrow, again, back in the 40s. across the region, some scattered cloud cover, significant cloud cover out to the west where the weather is becoming more active. we'll see things become more active. scattered showers through pennsylvania. that stays west of us. we have a cluster of showers likely to develop off the coast. some of this could edge off the chess is a peefnlgt the -- chesapeake. the pattern looks more active. we may stay dry. saturday looks relatively quiet. we look for warmer air to edge
ABC
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am EST
city is now investigating false citations. >>> it's christmas time in the city. tonight baltimore keeps the holiday tradition alive. we're going to tell you what you need to know if you plan to join the crowds for the lighting of the washington monument in mount vernon. those stories straight ahead. thanks so much for joining us on this thursday morning. i'm megan pringle. >> and i'm charlie crowson. weather-wise, it's got to be great for that lighting ceremony. beginning to feel a lot like holidays. after a bit of a reprieve earlier this week. >> yes it's always chilly every year when they have that lighting. you see the people bundled up. >> that's a great thing. >> it is a great thing. >> it's supposed to be. >> exactly. that's what we have for the morning as well guys. bundle up out and about. look at the 20s from ellicott city 29 degrees. the winds out of the northwest at about 5 miles an hour. this will persist throughout the day. we won't be as windy as we were yesterday. that's some good news especially on that northwesterly breeze. we would really be feeling that windchil
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 5:30am EST
. just 14 minutes to travel southbound from the beltway all the way into the city. that's a look at your traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. >>> it is still a busy travel season. some people are trying to get home after being away for christmas. others are heading out of town for new year's. now if you have somewhere to go by plane there's a chance the flight is delayed or canceled as a result of this treacherous weather. now it happens on airlines. they will automatically rebook you to the next available flight. but because of all the weather delays, the next flight could be days away. there are a few things you can now do to increase your odds of getting on a flight. if you're unhappy with the rebooked flight, get in line. talk to a customer service rep to see if it can be changed. you can also call the airline directly or even send a tweet. you may want to consider buying a one day pass to an airline lounge and airlines usually staff lounges with some of the best ticket agents who are able to maybe find you a seat a bit faster. >>> news time right now 5:32. you vote today ex
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 6:00am EST
. the city of crisfield was particularly hit very hard by heavy flooding that damaged hundreds of homes and marylanders would also benefit from $6 billion disaster spending bill going through the u.s. senate right now. >>> don't lose your cool. control your temper. simmer down. simmer down. you ever heard any of these? you have. >> i certainly have. and actually, i don't even need to listen to it it turns out. this morning health experts say it's healthy to get mad. that's right. >> that's great. so love it or hate it. we had some winter weather yesterday. we had a full array of weather yesterday. we weren't the only ones. we're going to take a look at the blast of winter and what it did to other communities. >> getting stranded at the airport stinks. and hundreds of people in texas who were in that situation but it really does help if your pilot is sympathetic. we're going to listen to what a captain told his passengers to ease their frustration. >> anger a healthy. mike masco? >> there's the storm from yesterday. pulling off towards the north. here's the other storm. this could be a w
ABC
Dec 10, 2012 6:00am EST
million dollars in penalties, levied by the city since they were introduced, legislators want to make sure that the law is being enforced fairly and accurately. there's interest because of the high number of citations to residents in the county and high enough of schools and cameras in baltimore county encouraging city and state law makers to come together to ensure the system is operating fairly for children's safety. that news conference will be held today at noon in front of the baltimore city district court in downtown baltimore oncalvert street. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> a man was walking on the ramp to route 50 when he was hit by a car. this happened around 8:30 last night and state police say that the glen burnie man is being cpt alive for medical -- kept alive for medical purpose. >>> a 18-year-old from severn was killed on friday night trying to cross solman's island road at west street. at the time of the collision, it was raining very heavily and the victim was wearing dark clothing. the authorities say she was not in the crosswalk and there was no evidence the d
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 7:00am EST
funnel cloud is filmed barreling across the city. lightning flashing inside, like giant christmas ornaments. they were spawned from a snowstorm from all the way in california. triggering these explosions. the midtown area of mobile fully blacked out. lit only by the lights of police cruisers. across the region, over 250,000 people without power. >> we've had some moderate to minor injuries. to this point, there's been no deaths reported. judging by some of the damage we witnessed today, it's a miracle. >> reporter: dazed residents pick through the debris, as rescuers check for people still trapped in the rubble. the winds mana s mangling the antebellum homes here. and it's not over yet, sam. a high wind warning is in effect. we talked about the breadth of the damage coming through last night. the only lights for miles around were those of police flashers. the power crews that were out last night are still working trying to get power back to the hospital. they haven't even begun to clear main roads in downtown mobile. and all of this weather is punching through to georgia, the caro
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm EST
toward the city on 394 and detoured on howard street. baltimore will close at gay street. there are also parking restrictions on some streets. find a garage and stay there for the complete traffic advisory. log on to abc2news.com. >>> you can also head out to see annapolis. this year the show is in jeopardy. annapolis is struggling with limited funds right now. the city couldn't pay for the celebration but businesses in annapolis pitched in handfully funded the fireworks show for this year. >> i would say fireworks just adds to the whole idea of celebrating life, celebrating the historiness of this -- historicness. >> a seconds fireworks display will go off for the big kids at midnight. >> maryland's new law will be in effect. mayor stephanie rawlings-blake will attend the ceremonies and on tillman island in chesapeake bay, six couples plan to get married at the black walnut inn bay. many have gotten licenses since december 6th but they won't take effect until tomorrow. >>> lawmakers are working to reach a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff but if nothing is decided before mid
ABC
Dec 6, 2012 5:30am EST
passing through the city on his way from maine to miami. brandy's mission is to raise awareness for the early warning signs of stroke. he hopes his efforts will also bring those recovering from strokes a little bit more hope. brandy who does walk with a cane has already gone 800 miles since october 1st. the walk isn't the first time brandy has taken on this type of an adventure. video and pictures from the past trips. >> in 2010 he walked from newport beach, california all the way to washington, d.c.. last year, he walked from san diego to seattle. we'll be watching him. >>> the neighborhoods surrounding johns hopkins university may soon be getting the makeover. today the president of the college and the mayor will be on hand for the announce. the new plan comes after last year's homewood community partners initiative. it brought together community members and the university to come up with ways to help the north baltimore area thrive more. >>> many couples have been waiting a lifetime for today. >> today same sex couples are unstop closer to -- one step closer to getting legally marrie
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 5:30am EST
head into the city. and if you are traveling on 83 this morning, here's what it looks like up in hunt valley, warren road. no delays whatsoever, as you make your way into the city, it's going to take you the normal 11 minutes right now from the beltway all the way down to fayette street. and as we check in and take a look at the abc 2 time saver traffic drive times, no delays on 695. it's going to take you 11 minutes from the outer loop from 95 up to 83. and the west side nice and clear right now, 11 minutes on the outer loop from 795 down to 95. megan and charley, over to you. >>> as you look out your window this morning, it might be hard to bheef that we are in for another winter storm possibly. >> unbelievable when you think about it. but as the day wears on, things could get much messier out there. abc 2 news' linda stow is out on york road this morning with how it could be impacting some people's drive, especially the afternoon commute, linda. >>reporter: yeah. luckily we're going to be okay for the morning commute. all is quiet right now along this stretch of york road in b
ABC
Dec 23, 2012 11:00pm EST
in the afternoon, you're going to see a burst of snow come through here. i think the city will see a burst but then it will change over to rain. north and wers o -- west of i 83, you're going to see light snow out toward manchester, light snow and then everything kicks off to the north and east. no carrierringconnect 57 . >> for decades, norad had had the inside track on following santa's journey but this year tech yient is -- giant is getting in on the ax too. >> -- action too. >> it's a christmas eve tradition, the north american aerospace defense command or norad has been tracking santa since 1955 when a store advertisement misprinted a private line for santa and norad's predecessor got the call instead. technology has evolved and so has the way that kids kept track on santa. >> now there's norad's santa tracker apps for ipad i phone and android users. norad hadbeen tracking santa with google l earth since 2004 but this year the two entities went separate ways. norad teamed with micro soft and google set up a tool of their own. google has been had tracking santa up to the time h
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 4:00am EST
semis were swerving. >> reporter: it's the city's first snowstorm of the season. many are bracing for more to come. john schriffen, abc news, new york. >> all right, thanks, john. >>> one area of severe weather to keep an eye on. accuweather meteorologist andrew baglini has the latest. >> we're tracking a disturbance that will give us bad weather. eastern texas around the houston area, thunderstorms will pop up. that spreads eastward throughout christmas tuesday. interstates 10 and 20, large hail, damaging wind gusts, the threat for tornado. a destructive storm system on this tuesday. the highest threat for tornadoes around new orleans, mobile, interstate 10 northward into the panhandle of florida. good snow across portions of the plains. >> i hate to see rough weather this time of the year. >>> let's look at weather from across the country. last-minute shoppers in boston and chicago could see light know. also early showers and clearing in l.a. rain in louisville and cincinnati. >> fargo, barely makes it above zero. honolulu and miami, the hot spots, near 80. seattle and portland, the
ABC
Dec 6, 2012 12:00am EST
bloomberg announced that new york city schools will be closed for the rest of the week, and so -- [ applause ] i guess you don't have kids, huh? some of the subways, you know, the subway started back up this morning but they're not close to operating at full capacity. service has been out for four days, causing frustration for millions of riders, except those who ride the g-train. they didn't notice anything different at all. commuters have been forced to drive their cars or take the bus, which means commutes that are typically 30 minutes long are taking three or four hours. which, to people here, sounds like a nightmare. to me, it sounds like l.a. three hours is considered a long time here for a 30-minute commute? the lines to get on the bus somebody posted this picture. this is a line of people waiting to take the shuttle from brooklyn to the city. and this is the bus line wrapped around barclays center down the street. you know, i have an idea. since the kids are out of school, why not use the school buses to lightning that up a little bit? not everything's a joke. [ applaus
ABC
Dec 10, 2012 4:30am EST
hundreds of accidents. the snow came down an inch an hour in some cities. birt cold has settled in. wind chills around 20 below zero. minneapolis got a report ten inches. that didn't stop the party for the bears-vikings game. some fans drove into the storm all the way from chicago. too bad their team lost. >> day look like they had fun, though. >>> time now for the weather from across the nation. snow in the northern rockies. rain and snow in norng new england. heavy rain around boston, new york, philly, and d.c. thunderstorms from cincinnati to the gulf coast. >> 60s from new orleans to the northeast. 12 in the twin cities. mostly 40s in the rockies. >>> coming up, we'll hear from the deejays who posed as british royals and are being blamed for the suicide of a surs. >>> falling gas prices. >>> josh brent of the cowboys, out of jail and struggling with the death of teammate and a friend. >>> there could be a christmas gift for you at the gas pump. lower prices. the average price may be close to $3 a gallon for the holidays. wholesale prices are falling fast as supplied rise and de
ABC
Dec 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
through the course of tonight. 49 degrees in the city. to the north up in manchester, 43. annapolis at 48 degrees. temperatures going right around 50 degrees and through the wakeup hour and they are he getting fog and low clouds out there. and look at lunchtime. 60 degrees. how about close to 70 tomorrow. we will share your 7-day forecast coming up. >>> around bend from the tank you will find dale avenue in overlea. >> a officer tried to go down the road and it almost cost his life. joce sterman has more. >> reporter: the officer is out of the hospital a police won't give out his name but he was taken to shock trauma and released earlier today. now the officer was not on duty when he was hurt. it happened near the intersection of dale and kenwood avenues in overlea. police say he was driving after 3 this morning when he came across a big group of people blocking the road. so he stopped and asked some of the people to move so he could get through. and a man came out of the group and fired several shots into the officer's car. county investigators are looking at this case and they hav
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm EST
city subway. >> this latest death was last night in queens. katherine brown reports on the search. >> reporter: police say surveillance cameras captured her running along queens boulevard moments after pushing a man on the tracks and directly into the path of an on coming 7 train. >> that's pretty horrible. >> reporter: witnesses told investigators they saw a woman pacing and mumbleling on the platform and then sit on a bench. they said she shot forward and pushed the man to a gruesome desk -- death. >> stand close to the edge to look to see if the train comes. it makes you rethink the things you do on a regular basis. >> i think it's scary. i think people stand too close to the edge, too. there's -- that yellow line is there for reason. >> reporter: this is the second incident of a man pushed to his death in less than a month. a drifter pushed a man in front of an on coming train. the two were caught on cell phone video arguing. tracking down the suspect in the most recent incident is a top priority. >> if you see inbound who was acting erratically the way this alleged perpetrato
ABC
Dec 18, 2012 6:30am EST
you are traveling southbound into the city it's going to take you 12 minutes right now so normal conditions from the beltway all the way downtown to east fayette street. we have a crash downtown that you want to keep in mind as well. it's going to be right on lexington at gay street. and we have an accident right now on the beltway first let's take a look at the 5 -- 95 at 395. traffic is moving along no problems getting through the tunnels. but back to the beltway we have a crash on west side on outer loop at 795 and you are looking right now at liberty road. not causing any significant backups as of yet but it's starting to pick up in the area. 13 minutes altogether to travel the outer loop from 795 down to 95. that's your abc2 timesaver traffic and here's meteorologist lynette charles with a look at the forecast good morning. >> good morning. we are dealing with some fog out there this morning. we can see it in catonsville and temperatures are above average. coming in at 48 degrees. we have the 100% humidity. dew point temperatures the same. more of the same in columbia this m
ABC
Dec 6, 2012 11:00pm EST
respond to the parents at the meeting. >> city schools are looking into this matter certainly. it would be inappropriate for me to comment on it giving the pending legal aspects of the situation. >> reporter: the administrators are bringing in support teams to explain the situation to children who have dealt with nolan. he faces second degree rape and assault. he is free on bail and has a hearing scheduled. christian schaffer, abc2 news. >>> in another school, clarence cepheus taylor touched three students. one girl was ten years old. the alleged abuse happened between 20t2008 and 2010 when he worked as a door maid. he faces several counts of sex chill abuse of a minor. >> there are likely other victims. >> reporter: he is still in police custody. >> got a little dose of reality today. looks like december is back again. we will fine out if the chill will be with us over nice. what do you think, wyatt? >> i'm looking at the possibility of a cold night. temperatures are only in the mid 40s today. now we are in the mid 30s out there. millersville reporting 30. 29 in wedgewood. so yes, a ve
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 5:00am EST
square, ring in the new year in baltimore city. the prep work is done at curtis bay. get a clear view of the fireworks from the inner harbor. the team is sponsoring the display and we want to say congratulations to buck showalter. [no audio] [technical difficulties] across town this morning. it's chilly. reisterstown 27. aberdeen 28. [technical difficulties]
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
. kenneth never got a good look you but his mother said she has confidence the city police department to solve the case. the police say the assault is still under investigation and have yet to call it a hate crime. >> now to the latest on your money for the senate majority leader predicted we would fall off the fiscal cliff next week. we bring you up to speed on the gridlock down in dc. >> reporter: it may already be to late. five-days before the fiscal cliff and with the house out of town until sunday, the senate majority lead admitted a deal seems unlikely. >> i have to be honest. i don't know time wise how it can happen now. >> reporter: and an attack he point blame on the house speaker for letting members stay home with no deal in sight. > we are here in washington working while the members of the house of representatives are out watching movies, watching the kids play soccer and basketball. he seems to care more about keeping his speaker ship than keeping the nation on firm financial footing. >> reporter: the speaker's office responded, the senator should talk less and legislate mor
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 6:30pm EST
cities of the northeast. as it continues to move, the heaviest snow will be moving from new york into new england. slides off the coast and is done by sunday morning. >> it's a one-two punch for the millions of americans planning to travel this weekend? >> absolutely. and a lot of snow is falling on places that already had snow. across the midwest, three to six inches of snow. washington may have rain mixed in, so juch slush. philadelphia, one to three. new york city, two to four. boston and providence, three to six or a little more and heavy and weight, which will make travel saturday afternoon and night very difficult. >> our thanks to you. >>> we'll turn now to a late development. after that horrific case from upstate new york, those firearm called to knock down that blaze and then trapped in gunfire on christmas eve. the suspect killing himself and then to now, an arrest, a woman in custody. we ask tonight, what's her connection? >> reporter: police say 24-year-old dawn nguyen supplied the guns used to ambush four firefighters on christmas eve, killing two of them. >> when nguyen
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 6:30pm EST
in alabama tonight. >> reporter: the giant tornado carving destruction into the heart of this city. >> christmas day tornado, going through mobile. that's like two tornadoes. >> reporter: this ef-1 twister, with winds up to 110 miles per hour, exploding into this church, snatching trees and mangling mansions. over 150,000 homes still without power. neighbors joining work crews, offering a shoulder and a hand. tessie and russell johnson held on tight to each other as the twister roared through. it lasted for just a short time? >> yeah, about 30 seconds. that's all it took. >> we were saying i love you a lot. >> yeah. >> reporter: this family also lucky to be alive. ashley and rick, a football coach at this high school, had family over for christmas. suddenly, the skies darkened. s took everybody along with you? >> they thought i was crazy. >> reporter: fleeing into the school's field house. not the christmas you anticipated? >> you kind of forgot it was christmas for awhile. >> reporter: and when that family finally emerged from that shelter just over there, this is what they saw. s
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 4:00am EST
today in salt lake city. the 200 teachers come from districts across utah. they have volunteered for the concealed weapons training. organizers say in past years, only a few dozen teachers attended the training. they're expecting an overflow crowd because of this month's tragedy in newtown, connecticut. >>> west webster volunteer firefighters, who had been in guarded condition, are now being upgraded to satisfactory condition. the hospital released a statement on their behalf saying they're humbles and overwhelmed by the outpouring of well-wishes for us and our families, end quote. a police officer who was slightly injured in the shooting is also just overwhelmed. >> a very difficult, emotional experience for me because i'm trained to help people. at that point i can't because i don't have anything. >> ritter's windshield was hit by a spray bullet. >>> there is growing controversy over a suburban new york newspaper's decision to publish the names and addresses of hand permit holders. criminals have a guide to places they can steal guns. >>> in albuquerque, a police officer is being credi
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 4:00am EST
16 deaths. and the system shattered snowfall records in many cities. among them, indianapolis, at 13 inches. little rock got the most christmas snow since 1926. and syracuse, new york, ended up with nearly a foot of snow. >>> time, now, for the weather all across the nation. up to three inches of snow is going to be falling around minneapolis, milwaukee and green bay. a dusting in chicago and detroit. meantime, rain showers and thunderstorms from new orleans to nashville and the carolinas. rain and mountain snow in the pacific northwest. >> meanwhile, 40s from seattle to san francisco. 20s from the twin cities right down to kansas city. and 30s for much of the midwest and the northeast. >>> coming up next, built for the road ahead. ford makes a major investment in creating jobs. >>> and also ahead, the surprising impact the fiscal cliff will have on a staple of the american diet. >>> also, later, it is back to the sidelines for an nfl coach whose medical battle has inspired his team and his community. we're going to hear from colts' coach chuck pagano, about his fight with cancer. st
ABC
Dec 10, 2012 4:00am EST
accidents. the snow came down an inch an hour in some cities. birt cold has settled in. wind chills around 20 below zero. minneapolis got a report ten inches. that didn't stop the party for the bears-vikings game. some fans drove into the storm all the way from chicago. too bad their team lost. >> day look like they had fun, though. >>> time now for the weather from across the nation. snow in the northern rockies. rain and snow in norng new england. heavy rain around boston, new york, philly, and d.c. thunderstorms from cincinnati to the gulf coast. >> 60s from new orleans to the northeast. 12 in the twin cities. mostly 40s in the rockies. >>> coming up, we'll hear from the deejays who posed as british royals and are being blamed for the suicide of a surs. >>> falling gas prices. >>> josh brent of the cowboys, out of jail and struggling with the death of teammate and a friend. >>> there could be a christmas gift for you at the gas pump. lower prices. the average price may be close to $3 a gallon for the and "the twilight saga, breaks dawn part 2" was third. >> sadly, i have seen all
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Dec 26, 2012 6:00am EST
the north. while we're at 37 in the city, we're hanging onto the upper 20s to 30s outside the beltway. look the eldersburg 31 degrees. everything that comes in right now -- or i should say in the next hour or so will fall in the form of some snow. you'll notice over the southern suburbs of d.c., back down into virginia, you're dealing with the snow and that's what's lifting up from south to north during the course of the morning hours. you'll notice 15, 20 minutes outside of the city limits and this will start to move in during the morning commute, the tail end of the morning commute. so first is this burst of snow that's going to come in and then it's going to change over to rain for the city. still could be a wintery mix over our northern counties and an ice situation north and west of town, north and west, really, of 83 as you go into they aremont and monkston you could be deal iing with an icy situation. rain totals, that's the other aspect of the storm, one to two inches of rain and there could be some severe weather, maybe some thunderstorms down in salisbury and ocean c
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Dec 6, 2012 2:35am EST
city. pacific norlthwest. >> icicles in there. >>> this time of year the stories are great to see. the kind where people are giving gifts rather than buying them. what? altruism. >> even better when the gifts are given with nothing expected in return. in tennessee, an anonymous donor dropped 48, $100 bills into a red kettle outside a k mart in chattanooga. a note said please give and give generously. >> secret santas busy in the area. last week, some one dropped $3,700 into a red kettle not too far away. >> like the guy in the stores, hand out $100 bills, and this year gave to victims of hurricane sandy. genuine giving. after that black friday madness. nice to see. who ever did it well done. >> amen, thank you. >>> coming up next, the electronic device you use every day that, that may actually sense your feelings. >> my toaster oven? >> yes. >> not's having the body of a victoria's secret model. oh, the pressure, the sexy workouts, to look so freaking perfect. >> hey, girl! hey, baby girl! baby girl! baby girl! >> whatever. ♪ doesn't mean it's over because you're gone for for wh
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 5:00am EST
south of the city. again, notice the storm system right in here, dropping tornadoes over the gulf coast states. that is what's lifting in our direction during the course of your day. so your hour by hour goes like this, 7:00 in the morning, 32 degrees. pretty cold start. snow burst comes in around 9:00, 10:00 in the morning and turns pretty rapidly into some heavy rains. we'll map this out and show you some accumulation maps coming up in just a little bit. let's get a check on the traffic. lauren cook is over on the traffic plaza. how are we doing out there? >>reporter: pretty good. so far so good, as you mentioned, mike, that the morning commute a little later on could get a little dicey. so right around 9:00, you will want to be extra careful. if you are traveling in howard county, though, interstate 70 nice and clear. no problems from colombia pike all the way over to 695. and for those of you using 95 in howard county, as we check in and take a look at the abc 2 time saver traffic drive time, it's going to take you the normal 12 minutes to travel from elkridge all the way into
ABC
Dec 6, 2012 4:00am EST
they are expected to save $900 billion over the the next year. investors seem impressed because citi stocks rose more than 6%. >>> wall street had a pretty good day overall, with stocks surging for the first time this week. the dow rose 82 points yesterday, to close above 13,000. investors appeared optimistic about avoiding the fiscal cliff after president obama suggested that a deal could be reached in about a week. >>> the government issues a new warning about reverse mortgages. those are mortgages that give senior citizen homeowners an immediate cash payment in exchange for future equity. today, the obama administration will recommend congress prohibit large lump sum payments for reverse mortgages. and it will recommend that seniors be very careful before signing one. >>> a new starbucks store is likely coming soon to a neighborhood near you. the coffee giant plans to over 1,500 more cafes over the next 5 years. another 1,500 stores are planned for canada and latin america. starbucks has expansion plans in china and for its product line sold in grocery stores and other vendors. >>> your
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 2:05am EST
. you could see the semis were swerving. >> reporter: it's the city's first snowstorm of the season. many are bracing for more to come. >> if you wanted a white christmas, there you go. >>> the gulf coast is even bracing for the worst. >> including some christmas week tornadoes, believe it or not. andrew has the latest now from accuweather. >> while most of the nation will be relatively tranquil for the holidays, we're tracking one disturbance that will give us unsettled weather across portions of the gulf coast. late tonight, the houston area, we'll see thunderstorms popping up, spreading eastward throughout your christmas tuesday. louisiana, mississippi, alabama, georgia, interstates 10 and 20, torrential downpours, the threat for tornadoes. so a very destructive storm system on this saturday. the highest threat for tornadoes we are looking at around new orleans, mobile, right along interstate 10 and the western panhandle of florida. so definitely be on alert throughout christmas tuesday. we're looking for good snow across portions of the plain. >>> here's the rest of your christm
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Dec 24, 2012 7:00am EST
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Dec 9, 2012 8:00am EST
for the rest of my life. it's been a tragic week for the nfl. last saturday, kansas city chiefs jovan belcher murdered his girlfriend and then killed himself. but newly released footage shows just hours earlier, police talked to belcher found passed out in his car. >> how are you doing tonight, man? >> reporter: belcher had been drinking. but since he wasn't driving, the police cut him a break. with no way of knowing what he was about to do. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >>> crisis in egypt showing no signs of easing this morning despite a major concession by the president morsi. he said that he will give up some of those powers that he recently grabbed. opposition groups are calling for more protests, saying he did not go far enough. >>> venezuelan president hugo chavez said that he has cancer and it's returned. he'll head to cuba for a third surgery for the first time he has named a successor, if he can no longer lead that country. >>> and the college football phenom known as johnny football has earned a new nickname. johnny heisman. texas a&m quarterback johnny manziel, becomi
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Dec 31, 2012 5:30am EST
newees day, maybe a spot shower from the city towards the south. we will talk about that in a little bit. your planner showing cold start but here comes the clouds and a bitter blast by the end of the week. let's talk about traffic. are the roads packed? nobody is doing anything. >> we have trouble all the way in myersville. we are dealing with a crash alone the eastbound lanes of 70, route 15. baltimore, 83, nice and clear, no delays from york road, all the way to 695. if you are heading downtown, checking in and looking at 95s fort mc henry, traffic moving along, a normal 8 minute ride, northbound, from the bellway to the toll plaza. as we look at the other time saver traffic drive time, 695, great shape knocks problems on the east -- no problems on the east side. inner loop clear down to 95. west side, no delays, 11 minutes on the outer loop, 79, down to 95. >>> it's not the first shooting or the second, there have been three fatal shootings in three years. arundel county police are looking for a suspect in the most recent, it happened yesterday around 5:30. 31-year-old jon
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Dec 23, 2012 8:00am EST
mixing in on the back side of those cities on the east coast. it's not going to be that big of a storm. the big one has already started and brought a lot of rain bringing accidents in san jose, california. they had almost a half inch, san francisco, almost an inch, not good on the roadways there and talk about bad roads, look at the next part here in the sierras. by the time this thing is done with them, five to even six feet of snow, so great for skiers, horrible as it's turned into a parking lot on some of their highways. it'll cross over and here's where it gets interesting. earlier i said to dan and bianna, i said, geez, oh, pete. i got it a good old midwestern -- eastern oklahoma, some are over a foot of snow on christmas eve and christmas day. then you look into, and that's mostly christmas day, but watch this. as it moves, wednesday, ice up in the new england rain here and it exits thursday into friday but that's when all the people are traveling. so we will keep an eye on it and more on the nation's weather coming up. >> ginger, i know you're excited about the weather whe
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Dec 25, 2012 11:35pm EST
. thanks. >>> people in the quite upstate new york city have heavy hearts after two firefighters killed and two injured. chilling new details. >> reporter: the trap that killed two firefighters and injured three others was set my this man. he may have killed his sister and police discovered human remains. they found a chilling note. >> i have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood i can burn down and do what i like doing best, killing people. >> reporter: the note makes it clear of the intent, but the motive of killing the firefighters and setting several homes on fire is unknown. what is known is the 62-year-old had served time in prison for killing his grandmother with a hammer. he had three guns in his arsenal. >> he had armed himself heavily and started firing upon first responders. it was a combat condition, shooting muzzles. >> reporter: two are in intensive care, but stable. the first to enter was treated and released. the community gathered together to show support. >> these guys are everything to us. and when that alarm sounds they all go. >>> new tonight, a man is de
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Dec 27, 2012 5:00am EST
3. higher amounts closer to ocean city. so we'll have to watch this kind of evolve over the next 24 hours. so it's 39 today. back closer to home we're going to be dealing with a windchill feeling like it's in the low 30s. 40 for friday a blend of sunshine and clouds and then that wintery weather will come in saturday morning. linger into saturday afternoon. and then maybe a first portion of sunday we dry out clear out monday, tuesday and wednesday with a temperature close to 40 degrees. we'll talk more about that storm coming up in just a little bit. guys back to you. >>> all right, if you're getting ready the head out the door you may want to wait a little bit longer. >> . the state highway administration is now asking those who usually leave early to wait a little bit longer this morning. crews want of the time to properly treat the roads so you're not slipping and sliding on the way to work. because of the wet weather and below freezing temperatures icy conditions are likely especially before dawn. the state highway administration had crews out salting yesterday and now they're h
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Dec 28, 2012 12:00am EST
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Dec 6, 2012 2:30pm EST
cable. >>> a presidential convoy was traveling through the streets of mexico city and as you can imagine police on motorcycles were leading this motorcade. take a look at what happened. >> whoa. >> oh. >> what the -- >> was he attacked? >> no. he was speeding down the street and forget there was a speed bump there. >> oh, my. >> that was -- >> speed bump sent the guy catapulting off his bike. >> he was going too fast leading this presidential convoy, hit the speed bump and goes flying. watch this again. >> oh, my good ness. >> good thing the guy who was second in line noticed what he hit and told everybody to slow down. >> people come to his aid. he gets up. his white shirt completely covered with dirt, with marks from the road. >> how embarrassing for him, though. he's the leader of the pack and the president's right behind, right. and then -- oops. >> it honestly looks like the speed bump is spring loaded. >> he seems a little disoriented, little freaked out but he's moving. i think ultimately he was okay. just his pride a little scraped up. >> it's time for another edition of
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Dec 27, 2012 5:30pm EST
. things calm down. dundock, view on the eastside, camera shake in the breeze. nice sunset. belaire the heart of hartford we find a mostly cloudy sky most of the day toward sunset. the view from charm city, always a charming one on main street. winds north and west. 15 to 20, gusting higher, gusting closer to 25 and 30 here at the top of the hour. winds from the west creating this wind chill factor in the 20s. take 10, 15 degrees off the air temperature with that kind of chill. the overall set up a clear one. the main storm system continuing to blow out to the north and east. tomorrow temperatures will bounce up close to 40 degrees. this is what becomes interesting. move into saturday with the new storm. watch the air temperatures into the day saturday. right around 32, 33, we will be right on that freezing temperature in central maryland. just north and west of baltimore we will be at or below freezing all day. that means even as the storm moves out and the next one approaches, air temperatures will support some winter weather. no question about that. just a matter of how much and
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Dec 28, 2012 2:35am EST
square. this one happened in queens. i love the fact that new york city has a subway system. but every time i'm putting my back against the wall. >> you're not the only one. there are people now that are watching their back. we don't know who the person next to you is, and who knows what can happen? >> who would do that? >>> well, union dock workers who keep all the cargo working in those busy sea ports are threatening to go on strike. a walkout could close ports from houston to boston. it would cripple shipping operations, and of course, impact the economy as early as next week. the union has been work without a contract since september and as many as 14,000 workers could hit the picket line starting this sunday. >>> big retailers have agreed to recall baby recliners which have a deadly defect. 150,000 nap nanny infant recliners are being blamed for at least five deaths and dozens of reports of babies falling, as well. the recliners have been on sale for about four years, and retailers agreed to this recall after the manufacturer went out of business. parents should return it fo
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Dec 18, 2012 6:00am EST
a special session on the home page with links to profiles of the victims and other stories related to the shooting. >>> at a time when parents are nervous about killing their kid off someone had the nerve to walk into a city school careying a knife. it started off as a friendly day. a advisor came in with a birthday cake and balloons for a relative but skirted past the front office and a fight broke out with a staff member and that visitor poled knife. both ended up with hand injuries and another incident now putting parents on edge. >> i am just sad and speechless right now. i am just hearing something else happened. >> that visitor was taken off to jail and the staff memoirs taken to a local hospital. >>> will a woman convicted of a star afg 15-year-old to death get out of -- starving a 15- year-old to death get out of prison. she is serving 10 years of a 40 year sentence for the death ofsierra jobs she was foster parent to the teen found beaten and starved to death in a home in 2002 at the time the teen weighed 73 pound. >>> news time 6:09. what do you do if you want to prepare
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Dec 27, 2012 6:00pm EST
lay down my life for my son. >> reporter: shaw is healing from that beating. baltimore city police didn't comment on the story today but say they are looking in to the possibility this indeed was a hate crime. >>> in our consumer alert a walk out threatens at midnight as long shore men and the port of baltimore can make a deal on a new contract. the port is one of the main economic generators in maryland. the two sides are supposed to sit down saturday to end the standoff. the main issues, royalties. . >> and it's unfortunate that we have gotten to this point. this has been known for months. again, when work interruptions happen nobody wins. >> it's not just the port of baltimore that's affected here. 15 ports with 15,000 worker also be impacted from maine down to texas. >>> the senate is back hoping to find a compromise to avoid the fiscal cliff. the house is still on a break leaving some to wonder if there is time to strike a deal or if the economy is doomed to go over the edge when the clock hits midnight. >> reporter: hundreds of waterford crystals in installed on the ball in n
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Dec 6, 2012 2:00pm EST
storms and some redwoods didn't make it. check this out on a road betweens crescent city and humble, california. now you can see road crews are there trying to clean stuff up, get the road cleared away so people can get through. the one tree wasn't the only one that fell. >> oh. >> almost went right in the back of their truck. >> it almost did. they had to move this truck out of the way because the trees didn't stop falling. you always hear about mudslides and heavy rains kind of weaken the soil. well that's what happened here because the trees weren't done collapsing. >> yeah. >> right there. those are the roots. the roots are coming up. watch. >> oh, geez. >> oh, wow. that was a huge, old tree. >> what do you call that? road closed. >>> pilot had to be helped from his plane after he kind of missed sticking the landing. he wound up putting his light aircraft into some high tension power lines in south korea. the plane hit the wires and sort of flipped upside down and is caught in 22,900 volts -- ♪ >> -- of course they turned the power off before they tried to fetch this guy. not
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Dec 17, 2012 6:00pm EST
baltimore. at times,tough to make out the biggest buildings in the city. andthere's the rain and the mist and drizzle. 48 degrees with 100% humidity. we have the low cloud deck, the fog, the mist, and the drizzle and the low visibility. use the low beams tonight. viz blth reports at the top of the hour, not good. less than i third of a mile in baltimore. and right up through central maryland, less than half a mile of viz blth there. --visibility there. it'sdangerous out there. take alook at the wind, not much wind. temperatures cooled to the dew point numbers. now, tomorrow a day of changing weather. we'lllook for weather in the city to warm to the 60s. foggy earlybut clearing later in the day. that's the same in howard county. temperatures couldreach as high as the upper 50s. and further norts and east in harford county, maybe not that warm but it will be a day of changing weather. there's thatrain marching in our sdreks now. it will a -- direction now. behind that, some slow clearing. a few showers by mid-morning and then the sun is breaking through. the sun is definitely breaking
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Dec 27, 2012 6:30am EST
elkridge all the way into the city it's going to take you 12 minutes. that's a look at your traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. >>> getting home from the christmas holiday has been no easy task all thanks to the weather. by air winter storms have caused a number of delays and cancellations. and at least 1500 flights were canceled on wednesday. and so far, close to 200 have been called off today. but by road, that was certainly no easier. abc's brandi hitt has that story. >> reporter: a deadly winter storm has dropped massive amounts of snow from arkansas up through the midwest to illinois and indiana. the powerful system is now a nor'easter with strong winds and even more snow. >> we tried the get out of the parking spot and we're spinning in circles. >> reporter: the storms also spawned rare december tornadoes along the gulf coast. mobile, alabama was hard hit leaving many without power. >> the power went out and we could hear it coming and we ran and jumped into the bathtub. >> reporter: the storms also having a devastating effect on postholiday travel. people trytology find
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Dec 24, 2012 4:30am EST
tighter gun control. the nra broke their silence on friday a week after 26 people died at sandy hook elementary school by a man with 3 high powered guns. senator lisa gladden who represents baltimore city is making it her mission to outlaw extended mag zoos allowing a gunman to kill more ammunition and says her colleague says there's no use for high powered weapons. >> it's stupid. i -- stupid. it doesn't make sense to add more guns to schools. when you add more guns to reduce violence you are increasing violence. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police in our -- and armed security in the school to protect our children then call me crazy. >> when it comes to gun stores the accepttor from montgomery county is pushing to give state police the same authority as the atf to audit how many guns were used in a crime in a place sanctioned on the owners. >>> a three people were rushed to the hospital following a crash along the bwi parkway -- bw parkway. the injuries are nonlife- threatening. it caused a huge backup on northbound 295 near route 32 yesterday afternoon. the road is back ope
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Dec 7, 2012 6:30am EST
along. no delays heading into the city. here is what 695 looks like in parkville. a normal conditions, 11 minutes now to travel to the outer loop from 95 up to 83. as we look at the other drive times. a 12 minute ride on the outer loop from 795 down to 95. and there are no problems to report through the fort mchenry tunnel from the beltway all the way to the toll plaza. over to you. >>> investors will be watching as the government releases the final jobs report for 2012. they are expecting the numbers to be weak due to sandy. and we have more live from washington with the details. and what are the experts seeing that are the signs. >> you know, charley, if the report is weak, it is mother nature that will be partly the blame. you remember sandy that hit that happened at the end of october. and (technical difficulties with audio) >> it looks like we're having a technical problem with the live shot there. we apologize. we'll figure out what the problem is and bring you that report in a bit. parents from a school in baltimore are asking why a man who was charged now with rapin
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Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
concern forks icy spots. mostly rain the rest of the night except well north and west of the city. we'll talk about thisproaching . >>> when the roads are covered with the wintry mix like this, that's when the state highway crews hit the highway. they have been watching the storm, treating the roads with salt. they have to move to other chemicals to get results. . >> the forecast will go down to 34, which is above freezing but it's close to the freezing mark. we purge people to be careful. >> state highway officials also stress that drivers should be prepared with essentials. never head out in bad weather without a flashlight and the good news is temperatures are not expected to drop low enough to cause major problems. the bad news it's rainy windy mess. joce sterman has more. >> reporter: that white christmas looks so beautiful. this, not so much. this is really ugly. as you're heading out to go back home, it will make for some messy travel. we were out on the roads earlier, and things were clear on the back roads. now with the rain all of that is rain -- is adding up to rain. carroll c
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Dec 28, 2012 5:30am EST
son. >> shaw is healing from the beating. baltimore city police did not comment on the story yesterday but they say they are looking into the possibility this was a hate crime. >>> there are workers responsible for getting cargo to and through the ports and to the stores. >> now a looming strike involving thousands of dock workers could hit us soon. and linda so is live this morning in federal hill and linda just how soon could we be seeing the impact of this. >> reporter: well it could happen this weekend. i mean when you think about what happens at the port of baltimore, thousands of cargo containers coming in things with toys and electronics and our clothing and the dock workers are responsible for getting that cargo off the containers and into the stores but if this looming strike were to happen you can imagine the economic impact it would have. just to give you perspective, 55 billion dollars worth of cargo makes its way through our ports in an average month. so if a deal can't be reached by saturday night, thousands of dock workers will be walking off the job sunday mor
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